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A Brief History Of MTA Station Art

THE COMMUTE: Renovation of the Ocean Parkway Station is nearing completion.  The MTA contracted Railworks Transit (subcontractor- Oliviera Contracting) to perform the work including structural...

The Commute: Dangerous Road Conditions

THE COMMUTE: In July, I discussed confusing signage on the Gowanus Expressway regarding the Belt Parkway exit existing for months. It could lead to accidents due...

The Commute: Why The Emphasis On Pedestrians Fatalities?

THE COMMUTE: A hallmark of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s term has been his emphasis on pedestrian safety, most notably the Vision Zero campaign. You...

The Commute: State And City DOT Are A Bad Joke

THE COMMUTE: Confusing signage near where the Belt Parkway separates from the Gowanus Expressway has been misleading commuters for months — sending baffled Belt-bound drivers over...

The Commute: How Common Is Bus Bunching?

THE COMMUTE: Last Thursday, I had an appointment near the Kings Highway train station on the Brighton line. I either take the B1 or...

The Commute: Let’s Have An Honest Discussion About Select Bus Service

THE COMMUTE: That is what blogger Ben Kabak requested last week in Second Avenue Sagas. What prompted his article was something I wrote, in...

The Commute: The Customer Is Not The MTA’s Top Priority

THE COMMUTE: Customers should be the MTA’s top priority, but they're not. That explains why communication is so poor when there are service outages that result...

The Commute: Proof That NYC DOT’s Mission Is To Increase Traffic...

Editor's note: Portions of this article were significantly changed due to factual errors that have since been corrected. The premise behind those errors remain in...

The Commute: The MTA And DOT Still Are Not Answering Questions

THE COMMUTE: The first Woodhaven / Cross Bay Select Bus Service (SBS) newsletter has been released. It claims to provide the latest updated information...

The Commute: Let’s Sum Up The Week’s Events

THE COMMUTE: The major local transit news is that the New York City Transit (NYCT) President Carmen Bianco is resigning this summer after nearly...

The Commute: What Is Wrong With The Move NY Plan?

THE COMMUTE: Previously we looked at the historical perspective of previous plans to toll the free East River bridges and briefly discussed the Move...

The Commute: Questions For The MTA Regarding The Proposed B46 SBS

THE COMMUTE: The MTA is proposing Select Bus Service (SBS) on the B46 Utica Avenue bus route scheduled for autumn implementation this year. It...

The Commute: Should The Move NY Plan Be Approved?

THE COMMUTE: The answer is obvious to all the car haters out there. However, those who are more objective in their analysis have legitimate...

The Commute: How Successful Are The MTA’s New Bus Routes? Part...

THE COMMUTE: Yesterday, we showed how the average number of passengers carried per bus for routes discontinued in 2010 was 17.06. New York City...

The Commute: How Successful Are The MTA’s New Bus Routes? Part...

THE COMMUTE: Last week, we used 2014 ridership data to determine how well the MTA’s Select Bus Service (SBS) routes were performing compared to...